Kuekes Stays Atop Main; Morrell Moves Into 1st in FPC

Kuekes in 1st For 2nd Week

Altadena Assassin Scores 204.6 For 34-Point Lead Overall

For the second straight week, your 2018 FFPC Main Event leader is Kurt Kuekes’ Altadena Assassin’s squad after tallying another 200-plus point mark. Led by Tyreek Hill’s 39.2, Kuekes also had Todd Gurley go for 36.5, Patrick Mahomes for 32.5, James Conner for 28.9 and Emmanuel Sanders for 24.5.

Josh Siegel’s (who you heard on last Friday’s High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour) JettsonDean entry remained in second with Chad Schroeder’s Cocktails and Dreams occupying both third and fourth place this week. Dan Seidenfaden and Thomas Glaze’s Luck In The Air stumbled but remained in the top five again.

For a look at the top 20 teams in the Main Event, check out the list below:

  1. Altadena Assassin IV    SUDZ    1162.05
  2. JettsonDean    joshnco9    1128
  3. Cocktails and Dreams XIV    chadsch23    1120.4
  4. Cocktails & Dreams XXIII    chadsch23    1093.2
  5. Luck In The Air    DanSei    1092.65
  6. Straight Pearls    Kimra    1089.45
  7. Baby F’ING Whale    kramercentric    1088.7
  8. Troy s Boys    LarryWei    1083.3
  9. PrizeLock    CraigMag    1076.5
  10. MarissChris 3    DavidMar    1069.6
  11. Poopy Diapers    Lime814    1068.95
  12. MarissChris 2    DavidMar    1067.1
  13. The Godfather II    Jaberli    1065.4
  14. #11 Alexandra the Great    MichaelGio    1058.95
  15. Gmen    bshamy    1057.15
  16. Texas Rain    AndreMou    1053.3
  17. Vader ME1 GURLEY DIGGS CONNER    Mikepor21    1050.3
  18. The Gray Hood    MojoMofos    1050.05
  19. SBA    Kimra    1049.65
  20. KIMURA ME 03    Alex Blake    1049.05

2018 FFPC Main Event Leaderboard

Morrell Becomes Footballguys Leader

A massive 235.45 from Guy Morrell’s Moe’s Dawgs squad has vaulted it all the way up into first place overall in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship. Morrell moved up one in spot thanks to Hill, Gurley, Aaron Rodgers (32.65), Conner, Stephen Gostkowski (23.7) and Zach Ertz (20.8). You can hear Morrell talk about this team live Friday night on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour.

Last week’s leaders–the Ironmen–fell to second with Tim Kruse’s Dr J shooting up to third from eighth. Steve Bumpas’ Roadkings ascended from 13th to fourth while Chad Schroeder’s Cocktails and Dreams slipped to fifth from third.

Here is the list of the top-40 teams in the FPC after six weeks of play:

  1. Moe’s Dawgs #2    GuyM    1179.7
  2. Ironmen    ant1075    1132.35
  3. Dr J    TimKru    1128.8
  4. Roadkings 4    SteveBum    1120.8
  5. Cocktails and Dreams XI    chadsch23    1107.1
  6. TD    shelbjstew    1104.7
  7. PES FPC 2    MatthewLiv    1103.05
  8. GOATS    FreddyQ    1100.15
  9. Bio-Dome Scientists    BioDomeScientists    1099.8
  10. Terminal Gravity    MANCL    1099.45
  11. Eclass    EricWil    1096.3
  12. ROJO2015    TEXAS FELON    1095.55
  13. Rum_Ham 3’s Please    rabbott411    1093.25
  14. The Mercy of Thanos    HudsonKer    1093.2
  15. dream team    robinlayhue    1091.95
  16. Jacking Goff To Gurley Pics    StevenRiz    1091.35
  17. PSK VII    PSK1963    1091.25
  18. Red Dog Road    RedDogRoad2    1090.4
  19. EZ Game    DavidHub    1090.35
  20. Gettysburg Gamblerz    uwilose    1089.35
  21. Confusion    RobVJ    1086.55
  22. Zero    Zero    1083.45
  23. Splittin Hare’s    mwhare    1082.3
  24. Puzman    mpuzio34    1078.8
  25. Moe’s Dawgs #3    GuyM    1075.75
  26. More Random Name    RobVJ    1075.55
  27. lion    makilabraham    1075.55
  28. Fred Taylor    Tim Daneau & Beaulieu    1073.3
  29. Let It Be    AlwaysOpen7    1073.15
  30. LA FLAMA BLANCA    ndraid73    1072.35
  31. Gridiron Mojo FPC1    WilliamBra    1071
  32. FBG4 Saquon odell juju    Mikepor21    1068.7
  33. Catch 22    TimKru    1068.55
  34. Iloveyellowdoggies    CatherineDev    1068.4
  35. NJRBOYS III    vinnydds    1068.05
  36. Sweet As 1    MEwingchow    1067.65
  37. WOTA Bros    KentCur    1065.35
  38. JUGGERNAUT V    ChrisVin    1065
  39. Mic Grabbers    joeplyr    1064.55
  40. Ducks Dienasty 10    DDuck    1064.05

2018 Footballguys Players Championship Leaderboard

You Can Drop Thursday Players

As a reminder, if you do not start players in the Thursday game, you are able to drop them off of your rosters on the Friday night waiver wire run. Also, another reminder to get those Packers, Raiders, Steelers, and Seahawks out of your lineups this week as all four teams are on bye in Week 7. And for a look at last week’s waiver details, check out the results at the link to Fantasy Mojo below:

Previous Waiver Wire Results in 2018

 

Joseph & Morrell Featured This Week

On Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast this week, the 12th-place team owner in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship Jamey Joseph speaks with me about the Atlanta backfield, when the Seahawks offense will turn things on and much more.

You can check out a new episode of The High-Stakes Lowdown every Thursday on Rotoviz.comRotoviz Radio’s BlogTalkRadio channel and Apple Podcasts. I’d also encourage you to check out all of the other great podcasts that Rotoviz Radio has to offer including Fantasyland, a show that has already featured many FFPC players and covers our live events at Planet Hollywood, too.

Joining yours truly and David A. Gerczak this Friday night is the leader in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship, Guy Morrell. He’ll tell us his story of how he not only built this squad but how he has two of his three teams in the top-25 overall of the 7800 team competition as well.

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Morrell episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Schmidt Leads Terminator Tourney

Over in another one of the unique FFPC formats, the Terminator Tournament, Paul Schmidt’s The Chef finds itself in first place after six weeks of play.  Schmidt’s team put up an impressive 237.6 Week 6 score in this best ball contest because of performances from Hill, Melvin Gordon (35), Alshon Jeffery (27.4), Carson Wentz (27.3), Tarik Cohen (25.1) and Julio Jones (24.3).

Each owner in this 360team tourney is forced to cut one player each week until Week 16 when they will be left with 10 players in their final starting lineup of the season. The overall winner will cash a $25,000 first place prize.

Here’s a look at the top 10 Terminator teams going into Week 7:

  1. The Chef    The Chef    1232.25
  2. Heywood J2    JeffSir    1224.35
  3. Big Head Ted    cmdi041    1212.75
  4. Cocktails and Dreams IV    chadsch23    1210.15
  5. Hinch MGR    MichaelMan    1194
  6. The Rainmaker    biplabmandal    1193.2
  7. Naked Boot Legs T2    ShellyFos    1189.8
  8. CC Terminator    cjcamp2    1187.6
  9. Old School T6    Triumph    1186.85
  10. AJ’s Term Eagles 3    Ajsports    1179.55
Good luck in your bids tonight players, and I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Kurt Kuekes Rolls To Top of Main Event

Kuekes’ 202.15 Moves Team To 1st

Altadena Assassin Has 8 Players with 16+ Points in Week 5

Getting a 200-point week is always a good thing, but it becomes awesome when it can move you from third place overall to first in the 2018 FFPC Main Event. Kurt Kuekes’ Altadena Assassin’s squad tallied a 202.15, thanks to James Conner’s 34.5, Todd Gurley’s 33.3, James White’s 23.7, Cooper Kupp’s 21 and Patrick Mahomes’ 20.95. Congrats to Kuekes for also having another team in 15th overall in the Main, too.

Josh Siegel (who you can hear on this Friday’s High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour) ascended from 12th to second this week while Dan Seidenfaden and Thomas Glaze’s Luck In The Air Slipped from first to third. Kimra Schliecher’s Straight Pearls shot all the way up to fourth with Chad Schroeder’s Cocktails and Dreams occupying both fifth and sixth heading to Week 6.

For a look at the top 20 teams in the Main Event, check out the list below:

  1. Altadena Assassin IV    SUDZ    957.45
  2. JettsonDean    joshnco9    943.15
  3. Luck In The Air    DanSei    929.6
  4. Straight Pearls    Kimra    924.6
  5. Cocktails & Dreams XXIII    chadsch23    912.65
  6. Cocktails and Dreams XIV    chadsch23    910.45
  7. MadKats 8    AbdulazizMad    900.7
  8. MarissChris 3    DavidMar    898.75
  9. PrizeLock    CraigMag    896
  10. K.O. Krew 2    KirkOsb    895.95
  11. Uncle Dipstick    G-Money    894.85
  12. #11 Alexandra the Great    MichaelGio    894.7
  13. Texas Rain    AndreMou    891.15
  14. Matty Ice For Pres    JeremyWie    888
  15. Altadena Assassin VIII    SUDZ    887.35
  16. Commando Fro    ChristopherHart    886.3
  17. North Beach Crew 2    SamGol    884.2
  18. XXX    Vincenzo    884.1
  19. The Gray Hood    MojoMofos    883.35
  20. KKillers    KennyLav    882.85

2018 FFPC Main Event Leaderboard

Ironmen Take Over Footballguys

The Ironmen, owned by ant1075, scored a huge 209.75 in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship this past weekend in part because of some big-time games from Eric Ebron (36), Tom Brady (32.95), Davante Adams (29), T.J. Yeldon (26.2), Adam Thielen (24.6) and White. The gigantic week vaulted the Ironmen from 34th place a week ago to leading the entire contest after five weeks of action.

Guy Morrell’s Moe’s Dawgs skyrocketed up the leaderboard from 31st to second as well. And Schroeder also has his Cocktails and Dreams positioned in third overall in the FPC, too. Red Dog Road, run by Mike Kolencik stayed in fourth for the second consecutive week, and Rob Abbott’s Rum_Ham 3’s Please moved up from 12th to round out the top five squads in the competition.

Here is the list of the top-40 teams in the FPC after five weeks of play:

  1. Ironmen    ant1075    945.05
  2. Moe’s Dawgs #2    GuyM    944.25
  3. Cocktails and Dreams XI    chadsch23    932.6
  4. Red Dog Road    RedDogRoad2    930.15
  5. Rum_Ham 3’s Please    rabbott411    928.8
  6. Bio-Dome Scientists    BioDomeScientists    928.2
  7. Splittin Hare’s    mwhare    925.3
  8. Dr J    TimKru    923.15
  9. Bullseye    Redrambroncoskins    916.95
  10. dream team    robinlayhue    910.85
  11. FBGM2    joeplyr    909.2
  12. The Team with No Name    Scaramanga    908
  13. Roadkings 4    SteveBum    907.35
  14. Jacking Goff To Gurley Pics    StevenRiz    907.25
  15. Eclass    EricWil    907.15
  16. ROJO2015    TEXAS FELON    906.5
  17. Gettysburg Gamblerz    uwilose    905.4
  18. TD    shelbjstew    905.3
  19. Dynomite    smoky    905.2
  20. GOATS    FreddyQ    904.85
  21. lion    makilabraham    904.7
  22. Relax 01    Chris Holland    904.1
  23. NJRBOYS III    vinnydds    903.95
  24. Snacks    davidandari    903.65
  25. Fake Points    DeCoChica    903.5
  26. Sweet As 1    MEwingchow    903.1
  27. PES FPC 2    MatthewLiv    902.4
  28. Rad QB Eagles    Radrocker    901.5
  29. Vegas Vipers    VegasSharps    901.1
  30. TheDude    BryanHol    897.8
  31. Sideline Sage    RogerGon    897.6
  32. The DOC FPC    DAN20122    896.65
  33. Fred Taylor    Tim Daneau & Beaulieu    896.45
  34. PSK VII    PSK1963    896
  35. Let It Be    AlwaysOpen7    895.5
  36. WOTA Bros    KentCur    895.1
  37. Puzman    mpuzio34    894.55
  38. KILL THEM ALL    KILL719    894.5
  39. Relax 06    Chris Holland    893.45
  40. EZ Game    DavidHub    893.35

2018 Footballguys Players Championship Leaderboard

Lions & Saints on Bye in Week 6

With waivers processing tonight, make sure you are filling in your lineup this week with replacements for Brees, Kamara, Tate, Thomas and more who will be taking the week off. And for a look at last week’s waiver details, check out the results at the link to Fantasy Mojo below:

Previous Waiver Wire Results in 2018

 

Aberli & Siegel on This Week’s Shows

On Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast this week, the 24th-place team owner in the 2018 FFPC Main Event Jason Aberli rejoins me on the Internet airwaves for a lively discussion on Alvin Kamara, the Patriots and Eagles backfield situations and much more.

You can check out a new episode of The High-Stakes Lowdown every Thursday on Rotoviz.comRotoviz Radio’s BlogTalkRadio channel and Apple Podcasts. I’d also encourage you to check out all of the other great podcasts that Rotoviz Radio has to offer including Fantasyland, a show that has already featured many FFPC players and covers our live events at Planet Hollywood, too.

Joining yours truly and David A. Gerczak this Friday night is the second-place team owner in the 2018 FFPC Main Event, Josh Siegel. He’ll tell us his story of how he not only built this squad but how he overcame a huge challenge in his life to enjoy where he is today. Plus we answer your calls, emails and tweets and more on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Siegel episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Zucca on Top of Bare Knuckles

Michael Zucca’s Mongooses are out in front heading into Week 6 of the 2018 FFPC Bare Knuckle Challenge holding a 14-point lead over Brian and David Petrucnich’s UB 2. It was Gurley, Brady, Graham Gano (22.6), Stefon Diggs (21.6) and Demaryius Thomas (21.5) leading the way for Zucca in Week 5 in this best ball format.

This draft took place live after the opening game in Las Vegas on Thursday night at Planet Hollywood. Players were not allowed to use any device, cheat sheets or any other draft aid as all 336 picks needed to be selected strictly from memory. The champ will take home a $4,500 prize in this 12-team league.

Good luck in your bids tonight players, and I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com

 


Michigan Players Take Note; New Leaders in National Contests

Attention Michigan Players

And Anyone Who Wants To Pretend They’re From Michigan

Before we get into this week’s update, once again, we are asking for your help in keeping Michigan residents eligible to keep enjoying the hobby they love. We encourage all of you Michigan residents to call Representative Brandt Iden now to let him know that his bill HB6420 will crush fantasy sports small business in his state.

Please be very respectful and polite, but also let Rep. Iden know that the fee structure along with the proposed audits will effectively end your ability to enjoy FFPC leagues going forward. Tell him that this bill will drive season-long fantasy sports small businesses from the state leaving only two giant DFS corporations: DraftKings and FanDuel. Make sure he knows that his fee structure is not fair to the three dozen companies that operate in his state, Currently their revenue combined is less than 10 percent of what DraftKings and Fanduel are taking in.

Do not email him.
Please call and request a sit-down meeting or call with Rep. Iden.
His phone number is below:
(517) 373-1774 

Pohlner Assumes Footballguys Lead

Thanks to Alvin Kamara’s 41.1, Kirk Cousins’ 37.9, Jared Cook’s 35 and Brandin Cooks’ 25.6, Dan Pohlner is now your Week 4 2018 Footballguys Players Championship leader. Pohlner leads the second place team, Angelo Lilas’ Dynomite by a mere 9.2 points.

Moving into third place going into Week 5 is Blake Johnston’s Bio-Dome Scientists with Mike Kolencik’s Red Dog Road slipping into fourth. Rounding out the top five is Heavy Metal, owned by Tim McWilliams.

Here is the list of the top-40 teams in the FPC after two weeks of play:

  1. The DOC FPC    DAN20122    785.85
  2. Dynomite    smoky    776.65
  3. Bio-Dome Scientists    BioDomeScientists    771.55
  4. Red Dog Road    RedDogRoad2    769.8
  5. Heavy Metal    SlimPickens    763.5
  6. Splittin Hare’s    mwhare    762.75
  7. Sideline Sage    RogerGon    760.95
  8. Sweet As 1    MEwingchow    759.85
  9. Dr J    TimKru    759.4
  10. Vegas Vipers    VegasSharps    757.8
  11. KILL THEM ALL    KILL719    755.85
  12. Rum_Ham 3’s Please    rabbott411    753.95
  13. Snacks    davidandari    753.7
  14. FBGM2    joeplyr    751.45
  15. Relax 01    Chris Holland    750.65
  16. DBs AC    CJ999    747.05
  17. Fake Points    DeCoChica    746.75
  18. 3 nuns walk into a bar    smoky    746.65
  19. Better than 12th    IsaacMar    745.9
  20. Saxsonville    Jagator    744.1
  21. 4th and Long    BethRic    742.9
  22. Montezuma’s Revenge II    dson4224    742.85
  23. My TE Ertz When Eifert IX    RogerE    740.15
  24. Bloody Cleats 2    RobSus    740.1
  25. MC Livingston    levensr2    739.75
  26. Vinegar Strokes    Vinegar Strokes    739.5
  27. Think Big and Kick Ass    The Tickler    739.4
  28. Aunt Jemima XI    Aunt Jemima    737.95
  29. lion    makilabraham    736.25
  30. El Jefe    JTBeer    736.1
  31. Moe’s Dawgs #2    GuyM    735.9
  32. MASTRODAMUS    MASTRODAMUS    735.35
  33. BigDog1    BigDogWinsAgain    735.3
  34. Ironmen    ant1075    735.3
  35. 24 Days For Stallworth    rheytota    735.2
  36. Hammers    Hammers    734.3
  37. Laces Out    DannyGipx    733.7
  38. Makaveli    MikeDente    733.3
  39. TheDude    BryanHol    733.25
  40. Pretty Vegas    Lou Tranquilli    731

2018 Footballguys Players Championship Leaderboard

Seidenfaden & Conklin Atop Main

“Luck In The Air”, owned by Dan Seidenfaden and Jeff Conklin used a big score this past weekend to shoot up from ninth into first place overall in the 2018 FFPC Main Event. Their 203.9 tally was helped along by huge scores from James White (31.2), Adam Thielen (27.5), Todd Gurley (25.6), Philip Rivers (25.2) and the Packers defense (25).

Craig Magnuson’s PrizeLock remained in second place for the second straight week with the Altadena Assassin himself Kurt Kuekes ascending from eighth to third. Kirk Osborn’s K.O. Krew slipped one spot to fourth. with Theillmessiah owned by Chris Corcoran moving up to complete the top five teams heading into Week 5.

For a look at the top 20 teams in the Main Event, check out the list below:

  1. Luck In The Air    DanSei    766.65
  2. PrizeLock    CraigMag    759
  3. Altadena Assassin IV    SUDZ    755.3
  4. K.O. Krew 2    KirkOsb    755
  5. Theillmessiah 1    Theillmessiah    749.8
  6. Altadena Assassin VIII    SUDZ    737.9
  7. Chip and a Bear    eadano    737.5
  8. North Beach Crew 2    SamGol    736.55
  9. MadKats 8    AbdulazizMad    736.55
  10. #11 Alexandra the Great    MichaelGio    735.7
  11. West Coast Quakes    Kimra    734.65
  12. JettsonDean    joshnco9    734.05
  13. Cocktails & Dreams XV    chadsch23    733.85
  14. I’ll Cheat to WIN    shawnleahy    731.95
  15. The Champs    goodoleboys    726.8
  16. Team Aladeen    Lukelogan527    726.65
  17. Commando Fro    ChristopherHart    724.4
  18. Cocktails & Dreams XXIII    chadsch23    721.2
  19. KKillers    KennyLav    721.2
  20. The Godfather II    Jaberli    720.5

2018 FFPC Main Event Leaderboard

 

Meyer & Lilas Featured on FFPC Pods

On Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast this week, Ron Meyer, who owned a top-40 team in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship (FPC) heading into last weekend joins the program. We discuss what to make of players like Leonard Fournette, Amari Cooper and Mark Ingram as well as why he was drafting Christian McCaffrey in the first round back in early May.

You can check out a new episode of The High-Stakes Lowdown every Thursday on Rotoviz.comRotoviz Radio’s BlogTalkRadio channel and Apple Podcasts. I’d also encourage you to check out all of the other great podcasts that Rotoviz Radio has to offer including Fantasyland, a show that has already featured many FFPC players and covers our live events at Planet Hollywood, too.

And then on Friday, Angelo Lilas, who own the second place team in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship (FPC), hangs out with David A. Gerczak and me for the HSFF Hour. The three of us will give some Week 5 advice to all of you 2018 FFPC Main Event players and how Lilas built this juggernaut of a squad in the FPC. Plus we answer your calls, emails and tweets and more on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Lilas episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

Waivers Tonight & Friday

A reminder that all FFPC Main Event, Footballguys Players Championship, Classic, Victory Point, Dynasty and other managed leagues have waivers tonight, Wednesday, October 3rd at 10 p.m. ET.  A second weekly waiver period processes on Friday night at 10 p.m. ET.

  • IMPORTANT: You can only get one player per bid group. Once you get a player in that group, all other bids are voided.  If you want to get multiple players, you will need multiple bid groups and multiple players to drop.
  • If you have multiple teams, please handle bidding with a single team in a single browser for now.
  • Every team has $1,000 bidding dollars to spend. This needs to last for the entire season.
  • There are no $0 bids, so please bid $1 or more.

To place bids:

  • From the league home page, click on TEAM. You will see the Bid Groups section on your Set Lineup page.
  • You can click on the ‘Create Bid Group’ button on the Set Lineup page to create a new group. From there you simply need to 1) add the player(s) to the group, 2) specify the bid amount for each player, 3) select the players to drop and 4) click Save.
  • Bid groups can be copied and then edited as a new group.
  • Bid amounts can be edited quickly and easily.
  • Players are default sorted by 2017 stats and can be sorted by position.
  • Don’t forget to include a player to drop in every bidding group.

Find a Free Agent Feature on MyTeams Page

If you are looking for a certain free agent, you can use the player search feature on the MyTeams page and it will tell you if he is rostered or not and who owns him. This is helpful for owners that have multiple teams and are looking for a priority free agent.

Waivers Open on Sundays at 9 a.m. 

Players will now be able to place waiver bids for the following week starting Sunday morning at 9 a.m. ET.

Big Payback Leaders Through Week 4

Over in the $5,000 entry Big Payback leagues, we have the Working Stiffs, owned by Miyagi Dojo, leading Big Payback #1 so far. In addition to Kamara, the Stiffs enjoyed nice scores from Patrick Mahomes (25.9), Sterling Shepard (25.7) and Travis Kelce (24.3) to take control of the league.

Todd Bargstadt’s Killer B’s are leading the way over in Big Pyabck #2 thanks in part to a 176.4 in Week 4. It was Mitchell Trubisky’s 47, the Packers’ defense and Saquon Barkley’s 22 that helped him to a win and first place in the league.

And in Big Payback #3, it’s Kimra Schleicher’s Grand Theft that sits atop the other 11 owners at the quarter pole of the NFL season. Matt Ryan (33.45), Amari Cooper (26.8), Shepard, Todd Gurley (25.6), and Calvin Ridley (21.5) spurred her to a 191.75 score that has her in first place going forward.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Good luck in your bids tonight players, and I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Wien Takes Control of Main; Coulson Remains FPC Leader

Wien Moves To Top of Main Event

Matty Ice For Pres Team Ironically Led by Brees Vs ATL

Jeremy Wien may have only moved up one spot on the overall leaderboard in the 2018 FFPC Main Event, but it was a big ascension sliding up from second to first heading into Week 4. His Matty Ice For Pres squad tallied 178.5 thanks to huge performances from Drew Brees (44.5), Michael Thomas (22.9) and JuJu Smith-Schuster (20.6).

Craig Magnuson’s PrizeLock took Wien’s spot in second, moving up two spots from fourth place last week. Kirk Osborn’s K.O. Krew 2 remained in third while last week’s leader, Coach’s & Billy’s Mission owned by Scott Johnson slipped to fourth. Ronald Hawley’s Sideline Patterns utilized a big Week 3 to rise from 10th into fifth after three weeks of action.

For a look at the top 20 teams in the Main Event, check out the list below:

  1. Matty Ice For Pres    JeremyWie    589.4
  2. PrizeLock    CraigMag    588.7
  3. K.O. Krew 2    KirkOsb    580.95
  4. Coach’s & Billy’s Mission    Scott Johnson    579.5
  5. Sideline Patterns    RonaldG    576
  6. North Beach Crew 2    SamGol    575.2
  7. MadKats 8    AbdulazizMad    573.8
  8. Altadena Assassin IV    SUDZ    565.3
  9. Luck In The Air    DanSei    562.75
  10. RS Lions    rsebany    555.1
  11. Icemen II    rstrick33    554.15
  12. Cocktails & Dreams XXVII    chadsch23    551.9
  13. King Chubbee Buttr    DeCoChica    551.35
  14. MarvinGarden    RockMachine    550.1
  15. No Mercy    BrianOwe    546.3
  16. Som Num Naa    BigPower    544.4
  17. Chip and a Bear    eadano    544.2
  18. The Champs    goodoleboys    543
  19. Commando Fro    ChristopherHart    542.6
  20. Scooter    xeyeyou    542
  21. Altadena Assassin VII    SUDZ    542

2018 FFPC Main Event Leaderboard

Coulson Remains FPC Leader

Her score was about 60 points fewer than it was in Week 2, but Kay Coulson’s Fake Points entry remained in first place overall in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship. Coulson (who you heard last week on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour) saw her team led by Thomas, Saquon Barkley (22.7) and Smith-Schuster.

Props go to Joe Parrish, who saw two of his teams come out of nowhere to place second and 12th this week on the overall leaderboard. Chad Schroeder’s Cocktails and Dreams rocketed up to third from 15th, while Tomy Jones fell from second to fourth. Rounding out this week’s top five is Stev Lane’s BigDog1 entry heading into the weekend’s games.

Here is the list of the top-40 teams in the FPC after two weeks of play:

  1. Fake Points    DeCoChica    596.65
  2. FBGM2    joeplyr    590.9
  3. Cocktails and Dreams XI    chadsch23    588
  4. KILL THEM ALL    KILL719    582.65
  5. BigDog1    BigDogWinsAgain    581.15
  6. EZ Game    DavidHub    579
  7. DOC11 FPC    DAN20122    577.65
  8. NJRBOYS III    vinnydds    569.85
  9. 3 nuns walk into a bar    smoky    568.5
  10. 4th and Long    BethRic    566
  11. Think Big and Kick Ass    The Tickler    561.8
  12. Mic Grabbers    joeplyr    561.7
  13. Aunt Jemima XI    Aunt Jemima    561.1
  14. Dynomite    smoky    561.05
  15. Vader FBG1 GURLEY EVANS    Mikepor21    559
  16. Hammers    Hammers    558.95
  17. MASTRODAMUS    MASTRODAMUS    558.45
  18. Bio-Dome Scientists    BioDomeScientists    558.15
  19. BIGGYCOX    BiggyCox    555.65
  20. GOATS    FreddyQ    555.05
  21. Pittsburgh Steelers 350    tomchief    554.8
  22. BetterSportsIQ    bettersportsiq    554.5
  23. Dr J    TimKru    554.45
  24. Air Offensive    Jagator    553.9
  25. lion    makilabraham    553.5
  26. Grass Fed Queef    FlawlessBink    552.6
  27. Long Johns    LongJohns    552.2
  28. Rad QB Eagles    Radrocker    551.9
  29. YourGuiceIsAsGoodAsMine    JonWan    551.9
  30. FBG 6    Hans127    551.55
  31. Vinegar Strokes    Vinegar Strokes    550
  32. Choose your Chums    RonMey    549.8
  33. FBG 5    Hans127    549.7
  34. Rum_Ham 3’s Please    rabbott411    549.3
  35. Red Dog Road    RedDogRoad2    549.15
  36. Pretty Vegas    Lou Tranquilli    548.7
  37. Makaveli    MikeDente    548.2
  38. Moe’s Dawgs #2    GuyM    548.05
  39. Schrute Farms    Hightower    546.65
  40. Montezuma’s Revenge VI    dson4224    545.5

2018 Footballguys Players Championship Leaderboard

Waivers Tonight & Friday

A reminder that all FFPC Main Event, Footballguys Players Championship, Classic, Victory Point, Dynasty and other managed leagues have waivers tonight, Wednesday, September 26th at 10 p.m. ET.  A second weekly waiver period processes on Friday night at 10 p.m. ET.

  • IMPORTANT: You can only get one player per bid group. Once you get a player in that group, all other bids are voided.  If you want to get multiple players, you will need multiple bid groups and multiple players to drop.
  • If you have multiple teams, please handle bidding with a single team in a single browser for now.
  • Every team has $1,000 bidding dollars to spend. This needs to last for the entire season.
  • There are no $0 bids, so please bid $1 or more.

To place bids:

  • From the league home page, click on TEAM. You will see the Bid Groups section on your Set Lineup page.
  • You can click on the ‘Create Bid Group’ button on the Set Lineup page to create a new group. From there you simply need to 1) add the player(s) to the group, 2) specify the bid amount for each player, 3) select the players to drop and 4) click Save.
  • Bid groups can be copied and then edited as a new group.
  • Bid amounts can be edited quickly and easily.
  • Players are default sorted by 2017 stats and can be sorted by position.
  • Don’t forget to include a player to drop in every bidding group.

Find a Free Agent Feature on MyTeams Page

If you are looking for a certain free agent, you can use the player search feature on the MyTeams page and it will tell you if he is rostered or not and who owns him. This is helpful for owners that have multiple teams and are looking for a priority free agent.

Waivers Open on Sundays at 9 a.m. 

Players will now be able to place waiver bids for the following week starting Sunday morning at 9 a.m. ET.

 

Mastro, Parrish & Graber on Podcasts

On Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast this week, the 17th place team in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship (FPC) Craig Mastro drops by to talk about what players in Cleveland and Arizona he’ll be starting and benching with the quarterback changes, as well as the pros and cons of stacking players on the same team in national contests.

You can check out a new episode of The High-Stakes Lowdown every Thursday on Rotoviz.comRotoviz Radio’s BlogTalkRadio channel and Apple Podcasts. I’d also encourage you to check out all of the other great podcasts that Rotoviz Radio has to offer including Fantasyland, a show that has already featured many FFPC players and covers our live events at Planet Hollywood, too.

And then on Friday, Joe Parrish and Mike Graber, who own the second and 12th place teams in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship (FPC), hang out with David A. Gerczak and me for the HSFF Hour. The four of us will give some Week 4 advice to all of you 2018 FFPC Main Event players and how Parrish and Graber have shot up the leaderboard in the FPC. Plus we answer your calls, emails and tweets and more on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Parrish/Graber episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Bibo on Top of Off-the-Grid Contest

It was Thomas, Christian McCaffrey’s 21.4 and Matthew Stafford’s 21.1 that led Dave Bibo’s No White Flags to a 0.75-point victory over Alex Bulazo’s Spearmint Rhinos in Week 3. Bibo used his 142.8 points to ascend to the top of the leaderboard with the highest-scoring team in the 2018 FFPC Off-The-Grid League.

The draft for this league was held at our live events at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas, and each of the 12 teams used real cash to purchase their first two draft slots in this format with bidding routinely topping more than $1,000 each for several of the picks. In addition to the weekly prizes in this competition, the overall champion of this 12-team league will take home a $10,000 grand prize.

Good luck in your bids tonight players, and I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Johnson Remains Main Leader; Coulson Takes FPC Lead

Johnson Stays 1st in Main Event

“Mission” Entry Tallies a Big 185.05 To Move To 2-0

Scott Johnson’s Coach’s & Billy’s Mission stayed atop all other teams for a second straihgt week in the 2018 FFPC Main Event. Michael Thomas’ 32.9 led the way with Christian McCaffrey’s 27.9, Drew Brees’ 20.05 and Tyreek Hill’s 20 also being big factors in his 185.05 score. You can hear Johnson talk about this squad and more on last week’s RotoViz High-Stakes Lowdown.

Also remaining in the same spot as Week 1 was Jeremy Wien’s Matty Ice For Pres squad, 11.9 points out of the lead. Kirk Osborn’s K.O. Krew stayed in third with Craig Magnuson’s PrizeLock ascending to fourth heading into Week 3. Moving up from 20th to fifth was Kurt Kuekes’ Altadena Assassin entry to round out the top of the leaderboard.

For a look at the top 20 teams in the Main Event, check out the list below:

  1. Coach’s & Billy’s Mission    Scott Johnson    422.8
  2. Matty Ice For Pres    JeremyWie    410.9
  3. K.O. Krew 2    KirkOsb    408.65
  4. PrizeLock    CraigMag    406.6
  5. Altadena Assassin IV    SUDZ    405.4
  6. MarvinGarden    RockMachine    403.4
  7. Team Aladeen    Lukelogan527    399.45
  8. Icemen II    rstrick33    398.7
  9. King Chubbee Buttr    DeCoChica    397.9
  10. Sideline Patterns    RonaldG    393.4
  11. Cocktails & Dreams XXVII    chadsch23    392.8
  12. Som Num Naa    BigPower    392.5
  13. North Beach Crew 2    SamGol    388.4
  14. .23 on Sundays    JamesDug    387.9
  15. Baby-Faced Assassins    rstrick33    385.5
  16. MadKats 8    AbdulazizMad    384.4
  17. Luck In The Air    DanSei    382.55
  18. ME3    RobVJ    378.7
  19. No Mercy    BrianOwe    376.3
  20. Altadena Assassin VII    SUDZ    376.25

Kay Coulson Charges To FPC Lead

A massive 213.65 rocketed Kay Coulson’s Fake Points team into first place this week in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship. Coulson (who you can hear on this Friday night’s High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour) got big performances from Kirk Cousins (38.75), Thomas, JuJu Smith-Schuster (31.1) and Saquon Barkley (24.8) en route to moving from fifth to first.

Tommy Jones ascended from outside the top-40 into second, just 10.7 points out of the lead. Steve Lane also used a big week to come from off the pace all the way up to third, while Chris Carlson moved up from eighth to fourth. Completing this week’s top five in the FPC is James Gustin’s Schrute Farms, which stands at fewer than 40 points out of the lead for $250,000.

Here is the list of the top-40 teams in the FPC after two weeks of play:

  1. Fake Points    DeCoChica    443.75
  2. KILL THEM ALL 6    KILL719    433.05
  3. BigDog1    BigDogWinsAgain    415.95
  4. Think Big and Kick Ass    The Tickler    406.9
  5. Schrute Farms    Hightower    404.9
  6. The Kenosha Kickers    MikeDente    404.4
  7. Vinegar Strokes    Vinegar Strokes    403.95
  8. Eskimo Bros.    DMast    403.55
  9. EZ Game    DavidHub    401.7
  10. Da Bears    AllenLei    401.4
  11. GetAjob    Lattimer    400.95
  12. hagar53    wjwien    400.75
  13. Confusion    RobVJ    399.4
  14. MASTRODAMUS    MASTRODAMUS    398.8
  15. Cocktails and Dreams XI    chadsch23    397.5
  16. Rum_Ham 3’s Please    rabbott411    396.5
  17. Dynomite    smoky    396.45
  18. Grass Fed Queef    FlawlessBink    395.2
  19. Relax 06    Chris Holland    394.2
  20. Sold out    PrimetimeAndyDalton    393.6
  21. NJRBOYS III    vinnydds    393.45
  22. Cubfanjack    GaryLei    392.95
  23. BONECRUSHER    Andrewzarc    392.9
  24. DOC11 FPC    DAN20122    390.35
  25. Air Offensive    Jagator    390.3
  26. Moe’s Dawgs #2    GuyM    390.2
  27. 24 Days For Stallworth    rheytota    390.05
  28. Montezuma’s Revenge VI    dson4224    390
  29. Dr J    TimKru    389.95
  30. YourGuiceIsAsGoodAsMine    JonWan    389.95
  31. Rad Rockers II    Radrocker    389.8
  32. Meahan    DavidHub    388.7
  33. Makaveli    MikeDente    388.7
  34. Roadkings 4    SteveBum    388.6
  35. Rockheads2    Rockhead    388.4
  36. Hammers    Hammers    386.9
  37. Beach House Wavy ADP Can’t Faze Me    Timobs1    386.6
  38. FBG 6    Hans127    386.45
  39. 4th and Long    BethRic    386.4
  40. Makaveli    MikeDente    384.55

Waivers Tonight & Friday

A reminder that all FFPC Main Event, Footballguys Players Championship, Classic, Victory Point, Dynasty and other managed leagues have waivers tonight, Wednesday, September 19th at 10 p.m. ET.  A second weekly waiver period processes on Friday night at 10 p.m. ET.

  • IMPORTANT: You can only get one player per bid group. Once you get a player in that group, all other bids are voided.  If you want to get multiple players, you will need multiple bid groups and multiple players to drop.
  • If you have multiple teams, please handle bidding with a single team in a single browser for now.
  • Every team has $1,000 bidding dollars to spend. This needs to last for the entire season.
  • There are no $0 bids, so please bid $1 or more.

To place bids:

  • From the league home page, click on TEAM. You will see the Bid Groups section on your Set Lineup page.
  • You can click on the ‘Create Bid Group’ button on the Set Lineup page to create a new group. From there you simply need to 1) add the player(s) to the group, 2) specify the bid amount for each player, 3) select the players to drop and 4) click Save.
  • Bid groups can be copied and then edited as a new group.
  • Bid amounts can be edited quickly and easily.
  • Players are default sorted by 2017 stats and can be sorted by position.
  • Don’t forget to include a player to drop in every bidding group.

Find a Free Agent Feature on MyTeams Page

If you are looking for a certain free agent, you can use the player search feature on the MyTeams page and it will tell you if he is rostered or not and who owns him. This is helpful for owners that have multiple teams and are looking for a priority free agent.

Waivers Open on Sundays at 9 a.m. 

Players will now be able to place waiver bids for the following week starting Sunday morning at 9 a.m. ET.

 

Dente & Coulson on FFPC Podcasts

This week’s Rotoviz Radio‘s The High-Stakes Lowdown podcast features, Mike Dente a player who has three teams in the top-40 in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship, including one in sixth place overall. He and I discuss the impact of Josh Gordon on the Pats, how pass-catching running backs are taking over the fantasy season and much more!

You can check out a new episode of The High-Stakes Lowdown every Thursday on Rotoviz.comRotoviz Radio’s BlogTalkRadio channel and Apple Podcasts. I’d also encourage you to check out all of the other great podcasts that Rotoviz Radio has to offer including Fantasyland, a show that has already featured many FFPC players as well.

And then on Friday, Kay Coulson, the leader in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship (FPC), as well as the owner of the ninth-place team in the 2018 FFPC Main Event, joins David A. Gerczak and me for the HSFF Hour. We’ll break down her early success in both national competitions as well as how she’s been hanging out at the top of those leaderboards in just her fourth year playing fantasy football, Plus we answer your calls, emails and tweets and more on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Coulson episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

Schroeder & Weinhauer Lead Varsities

Thanks to a big 172.6 in Week 2, Chad Schroeder’s Cocktails & Dreams sits above the other 11 owners in the $3,000 Varsity #1 league after two weeks. Ben Roethlisberger (43.5), Adam Thielen (31.1), Mike Evans (24.3) and Chris Thompson (22.3) did the heavy lifting for Schroeder this past weekend. Over in Varsity #2, Troy’s Boys–owned by Larry Weinhauer–holds the overall lead in part because of a 185.2 in Week 2. Stefon Diggs’ 35.9, and Todd Gurley’s 32.3 led the way with Deshaun Watson’s 26.9, Brandin Cooks’ 22.9 and Hill contributing as well.

Both of these leagues’ drafts were held at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas during the FFPC Live Events. The winners of each of these total points leagues will pocket separate $20,000 first place prizes for their efforts.

Good luck in your bids tonight players, and I’ll see you in the chat room Friday night!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Place Your Bids! Waiver Deadline Tonight at 10 ET

Improve Your Rosters Tonight

10pm ET Tonight Is the Deadline To Get in Your Bids

A reminder that all FFPC Main Event, Footballguys Players Championship, Classic, Victory Point, Dynasty and other managed leagues have waivers tonight, Wednesday, September 12th at 10 p.m. ET.  A second weekly waiver period processes on Friday night at 10 p.m. ET.

  • IMPORTANT: You can only get one player per bid group. Once you get a player in that group, all other bids are voided.  If you want to get multiple players, you will need multiple bid groups and multiple players to drop.
  • If you have multiple teams, please handle bidding with a single team in a single browser for now.
  • Every team has $1,000 bidding dollars to spend. This needs to last for the entire season.
  • There are no $0 bids, so please bid $1 or more.

To place bids:

  • From the league home page, click on TEAM. You will see the Bid Groups section on your Set Lineup page.
  • You can click on the ‘Create Bid Group’ button on the Set Lineup page to create a new group. From there you simply need to 1) add the player(s) to the group, 2) specify the bid amount for each player, 3) select the players to drop and 4) click Save.
  • Bid groups can be copied and then edited as a new group.
  • Bid amounts can be edited quickly and easily.
  • Players are default sorted by 2017 stats and can be sorted by position.
  • Don’t forget to include a player to drop in every bidding group.

Find a Free Agent Feature on MyTeams Page

If you are looking for a certain free agent, you can use the player search feature on the MyTeams page and it will tell you if he is rostered or not and who owns him. This is helpful for owners that have multiple teams and are looking for a priority free agent.

Waivers Open on Sundays at 9 a.m. 

Players will now be able to place waiver bids for the following week starting Sunday morning at 9 a.m. ET.

Martis Leads 2018 FPC After Week 1

Sitting at the very top of 7,800 teams in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship is Isaac Martis (whom you can hear on this Friday night’s High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour) at the end of Week 1. Led by Alvin Kamara’s 43.1, Tyreek Hil’s 42.3, Jared Cook’s 31.5, Kenny Stills’ 26.6, Keenan Allen’s 24.8, and Dion Lewis’ 22, Martis’ Better than 12th squad put up 239.9 points. That was 2.55 points better than Shawn Coots team in second place, and 6.55 better than Steven Highfill’s Air Offensive in third. John Kitts is in fourth place after a week of action with Kay Coulson’s Fake Points entry rounding out the top five.

Here is the list of the top-40 teams in the FPC after a week of play:

  1. Better than 12th    IsaacMar    239.9
  2. Boom Bitches    Shawn Coots    237.35
  3. Air Offensive    Jagator    233.35
  4. Whale’s Vagina    jkitts    231.15
  5. Fake Points    DeCoChica    230.1
  6. Da Bears    AllenLei    230
  7. Beach House Wavy ADP Can’t Faze Me    Timobs1    229.8
  8. Think Big and Kick Ass    The Tickler    229.3
  9. Grass Fed Queef    FlawlessBink    228.35
  10. Hammerheads 45    DanThox    227.75
  11. Hammers    Hammers    226.2
  12. OpenFieldAhead    pbaxter    225.7
  13. GronkSmash!    Timobs1    223.95
  14. Rad Rockers II    Radrocker    223.8
  15. Pretty Vegas    Lou Tranquilli    222.9
  16. 24 Days For Stallworth    rheytota    222.3
  17. Mr.Jeremy’s    alejandrol.garzav@gmail.com    221.7
  18. Cubfanjack    GaryLei    220.75
  19. Other Side of the Pillow    dcupps2000    220.7
  20. DOC11 FPC    DAN20122    220.3
  21. BBWC    JohnJr    219.65
  22. Black Dragons    HenryMuto    218.85
  23. DBs AC    CJ999    218.65
  24. El Jefe    JTBeer    217.5
  25. Terminal Gravity    MANCL    217.35
  26. Grumpy Alvin    jackreachers    216.5
  27. Vinegar Strokes    Vinegar Strokes    216.15
  28. MillerTime    RonnyBrooks    215.2
  29. Road Warriors    BrianFue    215.2
  30. Tommy Island 5    Therrin69    214.25
  31. My TE Ertz When Eifert IX    RogerE    214.1
  32. Hotsauce3333    hotsauce    213.65
  33. My Name’s Blurryface!    Hilldog69    213.55
  34. CRaCKeD AcEs    BlainePer    213.5
  35. CrakRok129    CrakRok    213.4
  36. MD    mjd    213
  37. Touchdown Jesus    TCHDWNJESUS77    212.9
  38. Moe’s Dawgs #2    GuyM    212.8
  39. Dgexpress2    dgexpress    212.75
  40. Belichick Ya Self    kmck08    212.7

Scott Johnson Leads Main Event

A 237.75 for Scott Johnson’s Coach’s & Billy’s Mission in Week 1 was good enough to take over the 2018 FFPC Main Event lead. In addition to Hill and Cook, Johnson also deployed Michael Thomas (40), James Conner (36.20) and Drew Brees (35.95) to put him first in the chase for $250,000.

Jeremy Wien’s Matty Ice For Pres team sits 1.7 points behind Johnson in second with Kirk Osborn’s K.O. Krew 2 lurking in third. Jad01 owned by Alex Harb places fourth heading to Week 2 with Kay Coulson’s King Chubbee Buttr completing the opening top five leaders.

For a look at the top 20 teams in the Main Event, check out the list below:

  1. Coach’s & Billy’s Mission    Scott Johnson    237.75
  2. Matty Ice For Pres    JeremyWie    236.05
  3. K.O. Krew 2    KirkOsb    231.7
  4. Jad01    jad01    228.45
  5. King Chubbee Buttr    DeCoChica    223.25
  6. MarvinGarden    RockMachine    223.1
  7. KIMURA ME 01    Chris Holland    222.45
  8. Alchemist    Lou Tranquilli    220.75
  9. BearJew & Donkboy 5    EricYou    219.05
  10. Icemen II    rstrick33    217.8
  11. MadKats 8    AbdulazizMad    216.45
  12. Fast Eddie    CJH    214.1
  13. Poopy Diapers    Lime814    213.9
  14. No Mercy    BrianOwe    212.65
  15. Team Aladeen    Lukelogan527    211
  16. Altadena Assassin VII    SUDZ    208.75
  17. RFFL    Hans127    208.2
  18. Thunder Hawks II    PAULLEM    208.1
  19. Older Budweiser    Garykuhr0626@att.net    207.2
  20. Altadena Assassin IV    SUDZ    206.5

2018 FPC Leader Martis on HSFF Hour

Currently in first place after one week of action in the 2018 Footballguys Players Championship (FPC), Isaac Martis joins the HSFF Hour Friday night with hosts David A. Gerczak and me. We’ll discuss how he put his team together, how guys like Lenny Stills and Jared Cook found their way into his Week 1 lineup and some analysis of the first week in the 2018 Fantasy Football Players Championship (FFPC) Main Event, Plus we answer your calls, emails and tweets and more on The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour!

The High Stakes Fantasy Football Hour normally airs Friday nights at 10/9c, and the Martis episode can be heard here. You can hang out with the high stakes players in the show’s chat room if you want to listen live. Plus, on-demand streaming is available for listening anytime via the HSFF Hour websiteApple PodcastsGoogle PodcastsStitcher RadioTuneIn RadioSpreaker, or Overcast on your iPhone or Android device as well.

FFPC Quick Resource Links

In case you have any questions or want to check something at a moment’s notice, I will be including this section of the email every week. While you are ramping up for the 2018 season, consider this your guide to all things FFPC:

2018 Live Events Recap

Things got rolling early on Thursday morning last week with our first Varsity and live Super Bracket leagues before moving onto the Main Events and Off-The-Grid drafts in the afternoon. Then it was off to the Viewing Party for the Falcons and Eagles.

Friday not only featured Main Event drafts all day, but plenty of auctions, Draft Experts and Big Payback leagues, too. We finished up on Saturday with some Main Event drafts and capped it with our second Varsity draft and our $10,000 High Society league.

Big props go to Planet Hollywood for the fantastic spreads they served to all of our live players during all of the drafts. And special thanks go to Alex, Sam and all who helped facilitate, register and organize the weekend’s festivities. A HUGE thank you to Chris for coordinating everything as well!

It was awesome to meet many of you for the first time and catch up with a lot of you that I had met before. Probably my favorite thing about our live events each year is those interactions I can have with you in between drafts and at the Viewing Party. Good luck to each of you this year!

Don’t forget to place your waiver bids tonight and enjoy Week 2, players!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


[DEADLINE TODAY] 2018 Main Event About To Close

It’s Your Last Chance To Draft!

Get Additional Teams at $300 Off All Day Today

In less than 11 hours, the 2018 FFPC Main Event will close for the year.The LIVE Main Event spots are already sold out.

IMPORTANT: Draft times can and will close at any time.

Here’s what is left in the Main Event today:

Main Event League Openings  Entry Draft
ONLINE #32 2 of 12 $1,800 TODAY 1pm ET
ONLINE #33 8 of 12 $1,800 TODAY 4pm ET
ONLINE #35 7 of 12 $1,800 TODAY 10pm ET

If you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team! Remember that the $250,000 grand prize and $2,200.000 million prize structure is guaranteed regardless of the final amount of entries.

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Register Your Main Event Entries Now!

Last Day For Best Ball, Classics & VPs

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship is sold out, but we still have plenty of drafts for you before the season starts, starting at $35. Click the link below and squeeze one more draft in before the season kicks off!

FFPC Best Ball & Classic Leagues
VP Cash Money Leagues

Enjoy your last squad selection of the season, players, in 2018’s final day of drafting action! Good luck getting your guys, and I’ll see you at the live Main Event drafts today at Planet Hollywood!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Main Event More Than 95% Full

2018 Main Event Closes Tomorrow

Get Additional Teams at $300 Off Until It Sells Out

Only a few dozen hours left to join the 2018 FFPC Main Event! If you wanted to grab one of the final FIVE spots at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, then we are coming up on your last chance to enter.

LIVE Main Event spots are extremely limited now. We are only filling drafts as needed at this point. In any event, don’t delay any longer or you may miss your chance!

IMPORTANT: Draft times can and will close at any time.

Here’s what we have available for you in the Main Event today and tomorrow:

Main Event League Openings  Entry Draft
ONLINE #37 6 of 12 $1,800 TODAY 4:30pm ET
ONLINE #29 8 of 12 $1,800 TODAY 6:00pm ET
ONLINE #30 4 of 12 $1,800 TODAY 9:00pm ET
ONLINE #32 9 of 12 $1,800 Tomorrow 1:00pm ET
ONLINE #33 6 of 12 $1,800 Tomorrow 4:00pm ET
ONLINE #34 3 of 12 $1,800 Tomorrow 7:00pm ET
ONLINE #35 1 of 12 $1,800 Tomorrow 10:00pm ET
LIVE IN VEGAS #5 3 of 12 $1,925 TONIGHT 9:00pm ET
LIVE IN VEGAS #6 2 of 12 $1,925 Tomorrow 1:00pm ET

If you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team! Remember that the $250,000 grand prize and $2,200.000 million prize structure is guaranteed regardless of the final amount of entries.

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Register Your Main Event Entries Now!

Other Non-Main Event Draft Openings

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship is sold out, but we still have plenty of drafts for you before the season starts, starting at $35. Click the link below and squeeze one more draft in before the season kicks off!

FFPC Best Ball & Classic Leagues
VP Cash Money Leagues

Enjoy the last few leagues of the season, players, in today’s penultimate day of drafting action. Good luck getting your guys, and I’ll see you at the live Main Event drafts today at Planet Hollywood!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Draft a Main Event Squad on Game Day

Catch a Main Event League Now

Real Football Returns as You Get Another Chance at $250K

We have reached Game Day in the 2018 FFPC Main Event! If you wanted to grab one of the final EIGHT spots at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, then we are coming up on your last chance to enter.

LIVE Main Event spots are getting limited now. We are only filling drafts as needed at this point. Last year’s Main Event sold out early, and it could happen again this season. In any event, don’t delay any longer or you may miss your chance!

IMPORTANT: Draft times can and will close at any time.

Here’s what we have available for you in the Main Event today and tomorrow:

Main Event League Openings Entry Draft
ONLINE #26 [FINAL LEAGUE] 5 of 12 $1800 TONIGHT 6p E
ONLINE #37 [FINAL LEAGUE] 7 of 12 $1800 TOMORROW 4:30p E
ONLINE #29 [FINAL LEAGUE] 8 of 12 $1800 TOMORROW 6p E
ONLINE #30 [FINAL LEAGUE] 3 of 12 $1800 Saturday 1p E

Remember that the $250,000 grand prize and $2,200.000 million prize structure is guaranteed regardless of the final amount of entries.

If you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Register Your Main Event Entries Now!

VP, Classic & Best Ball Options Today

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship may be sold out, but we still have plenty of drafts for you before the season starts, starting at $35. Click the link below and squeeze one more draft in before the season kicks off!

FFPC Best Ball & Classic Leagues
VP Cash Money Leagues

If you are on the fence on grabbing a Main Event team, I would recommend signing up today before leagues are closed down for the year. Draft live or online, and get $300 off each additional Main Event team right now through Saturday. Catch all of you at Planet Hollywood at the Opening Game Viewing Party tonight, and enjoy the first game of the year, everyone!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com


Main Event Now Nearly 90% Full

Draft Tonight on Day Six

Remember To Add a Team at $300 Off with Discount

The 2018 FFPC Main Event closes this week! And if you want to draft live at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, then we are coming up on your last chance to enter.

LIVE Main Event spots are getting limited now. We are only filling drafts as needed at this point. Last year’s Main Event sold out early, and it could happen again this season. In any event, don’t delay any longer or you may miss your chance!

IMPORTANT: Draft times can and will close at any time.

Here’s what we have available for you in the Main Event today and tomorrow:

League Openings Entry Draft
Main Event ONLINE #23 [FINAL LEAGUE] 5 of 12 $1800 TODAY 10p E
Main Event ONLINE #26 [FINAL LEAGUE] 8 of 12 $1800 TOMORROW 6p E
Main Event ONLINE #37 [FINAL LEAGUE] 8 of 12 $1800 Friday 4:30p E
Main Event ONLINE #29 [FINAL LEAGUE] 8 of 12 $1800 Friday 6p E

Remember that the $250,000 grand prize and $2,200.000 million prize structure is guaranteed regardless of the final amount of entries.

If you’re already registered and wanted to pick up another team, you’ll get one for $1500. That’s $300 off the normal price of your first team!

Here is a quick overview of this year’s Main Event:

  • $250,000 grand prize
  • $2.2 Million total prize pool
  • $11,000 league prizes
  • Championship round payouts down to 100th place
  • Hard cap of 1,800 total entries
  • The prize pool is protected in an attorney escrow
  • 42 draft times to choose from (7 Live and 35 Online)
  • Live events to be held at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino

Planet Hollywood is welcoming the FFPC players with exclusive, reduced room rates. And recently, hotel rates in Vegas have spiked–but not for us! Here’s a comparison of what you’d pay without our group code:

With FFPC Group Discount Without FFPC Group Discount
Tuesday $79 $132-190
Wednesday $79 $132-190
Thursday $79 $132-190
Friday $179 $244-286
Saturday $179 $244-286

IMPORTANT BOOKING INFORMATION: Please click the link below to book your stay this year at Planet Hollywood below:

https://aws.passkey.com/go/SMFFP8

In addition, we once again have the services of our wonderful FFPC Live Event group host, Greg Sidoris, who will help you with your stay and any other Vegas-related needs. Please contact Greg at (216) 299-5390 or (855) VIP-HOST. You can also email him at CasinoConnectionUSA@gmail.com.

Register Your Main Event Entries Now!

Best Ball & Classic Drafts Still Open

The 2018 Footballguys Players Championship sold out yesterday, but we still have plenty of best ball leagues and classic formats drafting today, starting at $35.

Jump in an FFPC Best Ball or Classic League Today Right Here

Chances are you’ve been prepping all summer for your “big” league. Why not make your big league the 2018 Main Event today? Jump in now, and enjoy the draft!

Sincerely,

Eric Balkman
The Fantasy Football Players Championship
www.myFFPC.com